The incident points to the wider impact of plastics on native Australian animals.
Golden bowerbirds are known for their faithfulness: often the bowers constructed by these birds remain the same for up to 30 years. But when these intricately constructed twig formations start disappearing, scientists can tell something might be wrong.
How often do birds mistakenly mate with other species? That is a question arising from sightings in recent years – the first for well over a century – of Australia’s most mysterious bird, Rawnsley’s bowerbird.
Male bowerbirds may look like they’re at the mercy of picky females, but these males have an optical illusion up their sleeves
The regent bowerbird male is one of the more striking of the family of bower builders, and he’s intelligent too